18-Bit, 2 MSPS Precision, Differential SAR ADC
The AD4003 is a low noise, low power, high speed, 18-bit, 2 MSPS precision successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It incorporates ease of use features that lower the signal chain power, reduce signal chain complexity, and enable higher channel density. The high-Z mode, coupled with a long acquisition phase, eliminates the need for a dedicated high power, high speed ADC driver, thus broadening the range of low power precision amplifiers that can drive this ADC directly, while still achieving optimum performance. The input span compression feature enables the ADC driver amplifier and the ADC to operate off common supply rails without the need for a negative supply while preserving the full ADC code range. The low serial peripheral interface (SPI) clock rate requirement reduces the digital input/output power consumption, broadens processor options, and simplifies the task of sending data across digital isolation.
Operating from a 1.8 V supply, the AD4003 has a ±VREF fully differ-ential input range with VREF ranging from 2.4 V to 5.1 V. The AD4003 consumes only 16 mW at 2 MSPS with a minimum of 75 MHz SCK rate in turbo mode and achieves ±1.0 LSB (±3.8 ppm) INL maximum, guaranteed no missing codes at 18 bits with 100.5 dB typical SNR. The reference voltage is applied externally and can be set independently of the supply voltage.
The SPI-compatible versatile serial interface features seven different modes including the ability, using the SDI input, to daisy-chain several ADCs on a single 3-wire bus and provides an optional busy indicator. The AD4003 is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3 V, and 5 V logic, using the separate VIO supply.
The AD4003 is available in a 10-lead MSOP or a 10-lead LFCSP with operation specified from −40°C to +125°C. The device is pin compatible with the 16-bit, 2 MSPS AD4000.
- Automatic test equipment
- Machine automation
- Medical equipment
- Battery-powered equipment
- Precision data acquisition systems
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
The AD4000/AD4001/AD4003/AD4020 family evaluation board covers the ease of use, 16-/18-/20-bit, precision successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The AD4000/AD4001/AD4003/AD4020 are low power, 16-bit/ 18-bit/20-bit, precision SAR ADCs that offer very high perfor-mance with throughputs up to 2 MSPS (1.8 MSPS for the AD4020). The evaluation board is designed to demonstrate the performance of the AD4000/AD4001/AD4003/AD4020 family of ADCs and to provide an easy to understand interface for a variety of system applications. A full description of these products is available in their respective data sheets, which must be consulted when using this evaluation board.
The EVAL-AD4000FMCZ/EVAL-AD4001FMCZ/EVAL-AD4003FMCZ/EVAL-AD4020FMCZ evaluation boards (see Figure 1) are ideal for use with the Analog Devices, Inc., high speed system demonstration platform (EVAL-SDP-CH1Z). These evaluation boards interface to the SDP-H1 board via a 120-pin connector. SMA connectors, JP2 and JP3, are provided for the low noise analog signal source.
On-board components include a high precision buffered band gap 5.0 V reference (the ADR4550), a reference buffer (the ADA4807-1), a common-mode buffer (the ADA4807-1), a signal conditioning circuit with two op amps (the ADA4807-1), and a power supply to derive the necessary voltage levels to supply all voltage needs.
The EVAL-AD4000FMCZ, EVAL-AD4001FMCZ, and EVAL-AD4003FMCZ are populated with the AD4000, AD4001, and AD4003, respectively. However, these boards can be used to evaluate the performance of the AD4004, AD4005, AD4007, and AD4011 by limiting the sample rate in the evaluation software to the maximum sample rate of the specific ADC. For example, the AD4000 on the EVAL-AD4000FMCZ can be used to evaluate the performance of the AD4004 if the sample rate is limited to 1 MSPS. See the data sheet of each product for its corresponding evaluation board.
Recommended Driver Amplifiers
- For precision, low power, low distortion applications , we recommend the ADA4807-1 or the ADA4940-1 .
- For low input bias current, low noise applications , we recommend the ADA4610-1 .
- For precision, lowest power applications , we recommend the ADA4096-2, ADA4692-2, ADA4077-1 or the ADA4084-1 .
- For high frequency, low noise, low distortion applications , we recommend the ADA4897-1 or the ADA4932-1 .
Recommended External Voltage References
- For low drift, low noise and high accuracy , we recommend the ADR4550, ADR4540, ADR4533, ADR4525, ADR444, ADR445 or the ADR441 .
- For driving the voltage reference input , we recommend the ADA4807-1 or the AD8031 .
For micropower, precision and low noise, we recommend the ADR3450, ADR3440, ADR3533 or the ADR3525 .
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